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MP SLAMS DWP OVER DELAYS TO WINTER FUEL PAYMENTS FOR WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE PENSIONERS

Local MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has hit out at the UK government’s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) over delays to pensioners in West Dunbartonshire receiving their Winter Fuel Payments. The Winter Fuel Payment is a UK-wide benefit worth between £100 … Continue reading

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MP WELCOMES COMMITMENT FROM NHS 24 THAT NEW CLYDEBANK PREMISES WILL BE FOUND FOR WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE WORKERS

Local MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has welcomed a commitment from NHS 24‘s Chief Executive that new Clydebank-based premises will be made available for its workers in West Dunbartonshire. The NHS 24 helpline services are set to fully vacate their current premises at Clydebank’s Golden Jubilee … Continue reading

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COLUMN: WELCOME PROGRESS IN SCOTLAND’S VACCINE ROLL-OUT

It’s felt like a long and dark winter for many reasons, but as the days become a bit brighter so does the news about Scotland’s fight against Covid-19. Last week marked a significant milestone, with more than one million Scots … Continue reading

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UK CHANCELLOR URGED TO FIX GAPS IN SUPPORT FOR 3 MILLION EXCLUDED WORKERS

West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has called on the UK government to ‘get a grip’ and fix the gaps in support for the millions of families excluded from financial assistance during the pandemic. Ahead of next month’s UK Budget Statement, … Continue reading

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MP WELCOMES SCOTTISH GOVT BACKING FOR NEW MARINE ENGINEERING HUB IN WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE

West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has welcomed Scottish Government backing for the development of a new Marine Technology Park in Old Kilpatrick. A grant of £1.98million has been awarded to West Dunbartonshire Council by the Scottish Government through its Clyde … Continue reading

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FOREIGN SECRETARY URGED TO ACT OVER DEATH PENALTY FEARS FOR SCOT DETAINED IN INDIA

The UK government has been urged to step-up efforts to secure the release of a young Scot imprisoned in India for more than three years over fears he may be facing the death penalty. 33-year-old Jagtar Singh Johal from Dumbarton, … Continue reading

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50th ANNIVERSARY OF UPPER CLYDE SHIPBUILDERS WORK-IN MARKED IN PARLIAMENT

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP has tabled a motion in the House of Commons marking the upcoming 50th anniversary of the 1971-1972 Upper Clyde Shipbuilders (UCS) work-in. The parliamentary motion recalls the UCS industrial action taken in response to the then Conservative UK … Continue reading

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WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE’S MP CALLS ON PM TO MAKE £20 UNIVERSAL CREDIT ‘LIFELINE’ PERMANENT

The Prime Minister has been urged by West Dunbartonshire’s MP to rethink ‘devastating’ Tory proposals to cut a £20 per week uplift of Universal Credit from benefit claimants. Local SNP MP Martin Docherty-Hughes hit out at the UK government’s plans … Continue reading

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